Through Challenge Comes Growth

As the lotus struggles up through the muddy depths to blossom in the light, so we can realize our true splendor through life's challenges.

Life can be muddy, with its harsh realities and difficult choices that make us uncertain and fearful. But while it can be challenging to find a way upward through the muck of the physical world, no difficulty can diminish our true value, and our struggles can allow us to realize our own beauty.

No matter what life throws at us, there is always the possibility to grow through the mud and find the light toward which the human spirit, like the lotus flower, always strives. Once we get free of the mire of suffering, we are able to blossom as beautiful awakened beings.

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